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CNN
Oct 4, 2012 2:00am EDT
heard the fundamental claim there. the president said he claimed 5 million jobs, mitt romney says not so much. in 2009, this is what the country looked like, everywhere you see a brown state, they were losing jobs in the first full year of barack obama's presidency. unemployment, 10.6%, but three years passed, we saw increases in retail, health care, education, and look at the map today. every state that becomes lighter in this picture is a state where there was an improvement in the unemployment rate over that period of time. i will tell you there, ray great many of them out here. the unemployment rate for ohio, changed 7.2%. lock at the massive change in the country in terms of the improvement in terms of states that are no longer losing jobs, but now making jobs. to make that happen, the bureau of labor statistics says you had to have a lot of job creation. 4.4 million jobs created. what you don't hear so much about, we lost 4.3 million jobs in the dark days. the net gain according to the net record, is only 125,000 jobs. based on that even though the president did create a lot of job
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
well. so we lost better paying jobs than we got back. part of what mitt romney is counting. unemployment, people have given up on looking, people with part-time jobs who would like to be full time. and counting people underemployed. like barack obama he is taking generally okay numbers and stretching them to the breaking point and that makes his claim also false, wolf. >> bottom line, what is the bottom line when it comes to jobs, the whole issue of the facts of the jobs issue. who benefits the most? >> well, once he pushes out the up and down, everything else, absolute unemployment rate, and it's a fact for a president to get re-elected with a high unemployment rate. all of the presidents re-elected since the 1950s and relative unemployment rates. dwight eisenhower, 4.1%, richard nixon, 5.6%. ron aeld reagan, 7.5%. and bill clinton, 5.1%. second george bush, 5.4%. and then look at barack obama down here. 8.1%. a whopping number for any president to carry into a re-election campaign. barack obama made history when he got elected the first time. if he gets re-elected, that w
FOX Business
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. and the proof of that is 23 million people out of work. melissa: republican presidential candidate mitt romney on the attack, unemployment is too high and more government just is not the answer. supporters on both sides agree romney crushed in the debate but will it add up to votes? karl rove here to break it down. >>> money tonight, gas shortage in california. prices skyrocket. stations close. will it spread across the country? we have details. >>> i'm getting serious about the saving the post office. i'm the turnaround specialist who can avoid a $11 billion default. i'm offering my services to the postmaster general. he is here in a fox business exclusive. even when they say it's not you know it is always about money. melissa: first let's take a look at the market headlines. all three major indices close in the green. all 10 sectors in the s&p finished on the plus side for a fourth straight day of gains. cisco names new number two. gary moore named president and chief operating officer. ceo john chambers says he will stay in his position between two and four more years. jobless claims rose s
FOX Business
Oct 4, 2012 11:00am EDT
of the deficit and also getting back to jobs and reducing unemployment which governor romney kept hammering on, unemployment above 8% for pushing four years now. that's a big deal. connell: jim pinkerton and dagen is right a lot of tax talk last night. thanks for coming in with us today. we appreciate it. dagen: nerds unite. we're open for business in cleveland. connell: absolutely. all day long, one of the newest businessman in that city, the new owner of the cleveland browns, he will join our own liz claman coming up next. ♪ think it's weird to collect air? you wouldn't think so if you saw what your lungs collect every time you breathe. protect your health with life-saving air quality updates from the american lung association. get our free "state of the air" app at lung.org. o0 c1 you see us, at the start of the day. on the company phone list that's a few names longer. you see us bank on busier highways. on once empty fields. everyday you see all the ways all of us at us bank are helping grow our economy. lending more so companies and communities can expand, grow stronger and get back to
CW
Oct 3, 2012 10:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: onto healthcare, romney returned his recurring theme, calling obamacare a job-killer. >> i don't know how the president could have come into office facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, and spend his energy and passion for two years fighting for obamacare instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. >> reporter: the president argued that romney must have liked healthcare reform at some point. >> the irony is that we've seen this model work really well. in massachusetts. governor romney did a good thing. >> reporter: then it was onto leadership. romney complied there has been a lack of it in washington with the president at the helm. >> i like the way we did it in massachusetts. in my state, we had republicans and democrats come together. you pushed through a plan without a single republican vote, instead of bringing america together, and having a discussion, you pushed through something that you thought was the best answer. >> reporter: the president indicated that romney may not know what he's getting into. >> he's going to have a busy first day b
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 8:00am PDT
% unemployment without any help of the republicans. why didn't he turn to mitt romney and say, i've been trying to work with your party but they have given me a record number of filibusters, how hard is that? >> this is just the first of what we'll see throughout the rest of the month. the political calendar packed with a jobs report on friday. next thursday we have the vp debate. the second presidential debate is on the 16th. how would you, if you were at vising the president, other than to dvr your show at 8:00 every night, how would you advise him to get his mojo back? >> i find it ironic they have been holding joe biden back. be careful what you say now and now they need him to go out there to do the knock-out punch and lay it on the line for the mid class. he will do that. vice president biden is undoubtedly an intelligent man. he knows his material and he is not going to back down whatsoever. and there's a lot of target-rich environment in the holes that have been offered by the ryan plan. so i think the first thing is, let's get a great vice presidential debate and reset the stage for th
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 3:00pm PDT
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FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm PDT
years with the president which has been a staying nant economy, chronic unemployment and massive amounts of debt. and mitt romney got a chance to put forward his plan and vision this evening and i think it's going to have a significant impact on the narratives in days and week as head its interesting the debate elevated the discussion. we didn't hear anything about the case for governor romney. we didn't hear about president obama saying you didn't build it or something like that. this was a more elevated discussion. we don't see a lot of things on ads tonight. >> right. i think that is good for the american people because it's a substantive discussion about issues and i thought that again, that governor romney came across with great command and energy. and that i'm certain next time he'll be better prepared. and there is a discussion about what's happening in latest attack ad. it's about the issues and i thought that it was for that reason a good debate. that was very impressed by and pleased with the governor's performance tonight. i think it gave him an opportunity he hasn't had befor
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 3:00am PDT
: that was mitt romney last night hammering the president on the sluggish economy. but last month a new report shows unemployment actually dropped in 90% of major u.s. cities. how could that be? here to break it down, stuart varney on the "fox business" network. how could it be? >> it is an illusion. it is an illusion. it is smoke and mirrors. and governor romney hammered the president on this last night. look, the unemployment rate has indeed come down. why has it come down? because of the creation of a whole bunch of new jobs? no. because literally millions and millions of people have just quit. they've dropped out. they are not looking for work. they're out of the labor market. in august alone, 368,000 people dropped out in one month. they just walked away from the labor force. that just is in one month. since january of 2009 when president obama came into office, 8,419,000 people have just walked away from the labor force. when you shrink the labor force like that, the unemployment rate does indeed go down. >> gretchen: you think the debate last night, that it was effective for romney to p
PBS
Oct 3, 2012 6:30pm PDT
unemployment are not good for anyone in elected office and are are not good for anyone looking for a job either. >> susie: you know, tonight obviously in the debate president obama and governor romney will be talking about the job market do. you expect them to give any kind of plan to jolt the labor market and to get that unemployment rate down drastically? >> i think both candidates are likely to be somewhat vague in their discussion of proposals to great jobs. if i were asking the question, i think the one that i with like to hear answered most would be, what are you going to do about the approaching fiscal cliff if we go over the fiscal cliff, if we plunge over the highest bluff along the fiscal cliff, it's very likely the economy will fall into recession and the unemployment rate instead of being 8 at the end of next year will be above 9. so the first thing that any elected official needs to do in 2013 is prevent job losses by doing something about the fiscal cliff. >> susie: are you predicting a recession? >> no, we're not. we do think that in a crisis environment at the 11th hour, some so
WHUT
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
its signature a form which mitt romney wants to undo. >> i don't know how the president could have come into office facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, an economic crisis at the kitchen table, and spend his energy and passion if fighting for obamacare for two years instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. it has killed jobs. >> if you appeal obamacare, and have become fond of the term, if you repeal it, the seniors right away would pay $600 more in prescription care. >> at times barack obama looked weary. as the dust settles, both sides will be fixated on the polls, with two more encounters still to come. bbc news, washington. >> a classics by ring in action or a common criminal case of smuggling? moscow insists there's no espionage after 11 people were charged in the u.s. with illegally exporting high-tech components with potential use in military systems to russian security agencies. one of them, and owner of companies in texas and moscow, was charged as operating in the u.s. as an unregistered agents of the russian government. real case?re's a
CNBC
Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
bankrupt and before the unemployment rate goes back to 10%. what romney said is, i can do it. and you could see obama's body language. he was petulan it, looking down because he knows he couldn't get it done. that by itself crossing the aisle for common ground. don't have to give up your principles. if you call that moderate fine. i'm telling you it's pragmatic. that's what you've got here, a conservative who's pragmatic. >> democrats thinking those are moderate positions we're closer to a deal than we thought we were. >> that's right. >> now what he dead, and i don't think he actually changed any of his policies. i've been following this campaign painfully so at times minute-by-minute for the last year or so. up don't think he changed substantively. what i think he did was use different language and tone. when he began talking about the role of government he talked about caring for people who are less fortunate. >> not scaring. i got to get out. steve we're going to have you back again. love to have you back. jennifer's going to hang around for awhile for the full show tonight. i want to s
WHUT
Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
presidential nominee mitt romney squared off in their first presidential debate wednesday in denver, colorado. for 90 minutes, the candidates faced off over taxes, unemployment, economic regulations, social security, health care, education, partisan gridlock and other domestic issues. romney repeatedly attacked obama's record, often putting the president on the defensive. many supporters of obama have expressed surprise that he never mentioned several of romney's potential weak spots, including his record as the private equity firm bain capital. also his vast personal wealth and offshore investments, and his recent remark that 47% of americans are government dependents. some domestic issues went virtually unmentioned wednesday night, including immigration policy, global warming, gun control, incarceration rates, and poverty. some key voices were shut out the conversation, including those of third-party presidential candidates. as obama and romney were facing off at the university of denver wednesday night, "democracy now!" was just miles away airing a special three-hour broadcast expanding th
FOX Business
Oct 4, 2012 9:20am EDT
that worked under clinton will work when we had over 8% unemployment for 43 months straight. that is where romney showed his strength. stuart: let me draw your attention to the stock market. in the last couple minutes we have seen the dow go straight up. we are now up 96 points getting close to 13-6 on the dow industrials. top of the hour we got the 5% drop in factory orders. that suggests a weakening economy. we got a 3.36% rate on 30 year fixed rate mortgages at an all-time low. maybe that suggests a lot of money printing by the fed and a weak economy. i don't have another explanation why the dow is up 95 except that. lousy factory orders means ben bernanke will print bigger. >> no bad news out of europe. everyone is focused on europe and not what is going on in the economy domestically. a lot of schizophrenic information. great manufacturing numbers early in the weekend bad numbers today. can't make sense of that. stuart: i won't say it was a romney rally. >> if you did i would back you up. stuart: wait a second. let's be serious. we are five weeks from the election. we have had one deb
KCSMMHZ
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
of the central questions of this campaign. >> reporter: romney said he had no intention of introducing such big cuts. he shot back with repeated references to the unemployment rate, 8.1%. it could be the most frequently recited number in the campaign. >> going forward with the status quo is not going to cut it for the american people who are struggling today. >> reporter: obama and romney are fighting over voters in a handful of states. those americans could swing the election either way. the candidates have one month and two more debates to win them over. mami mochizuki, nhk world, denver, colorado. >> in a cnn poll held soon after the debate, 67% of respondents said romney won the showdown while 25% said obama did. >>> u.s. marines in okinawa are have made their first training flights of an aircraft that's been plagued by controversy. the first ospreys arrived in japan's southernmost prefecture on monday. an osprey took off this morning from the marine corps futenma air station. it headed for an airfield on an island in the east china sea. the plane returned to futenma after two hours. a seco
KCSMMHZ
Oct 4, 2012 2:30pm PDT
-- >> the economy took center stage for most of the evening. romney accused obama of a lack of focus in his priorities. >> i do not know how the president could come into office facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, and spend his energy and passion, for two years, fighting for obama care, instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. it has killed jobs. >> the president defended his national health care program and he called romney the wrong man to stave off future financial crises. >> does anybody out there think that the big problem we had is that there was too much oversight and regulation of wall street? because if you do, then governor romney is your candidate. >> romney has been trailing obama in the polls. it remains to be seen whether his debate performance will change the presidential race. >> the european central bank is keeping interest rates at an historic low of 0.75%, resisting pressure for cuts to boost the ailing eurozone economy. the ecb president, mario draghi, said the bank is ready to help buy eurozone bonds to help troubled eurozone member c
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
given to new york banks i've ever seen. >> reporter: on to health care. romney returned to his recurring theme, calling obamacare a job killer. >> i just don't know how the president could come into office, facing rising unemployment, an economic crisis at the kitchen table and spend his energy and passion for two years fighting for obamacare instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. it has killed jobs. >> reporter: the president argued that romney... >> the irony is that we've seen this model work really well. in massachusetts. because governor romney did a good thing. >> reporter: then it was on to leadership. romney implied there has been a lack of it in washington with the president at the helm. >> i like the way we did it in massachusetts. i like the fact that in my state we had republicans and democrats come together and work together. what you did instead was to push through a plan without a single republican vote entirely on a partisan basis instead of bringing america together. you pushed through something that you and nancy pelosi and harry reid put together. >> gov
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
. what mitt romney says about the 47% people, i'm in that category. i wanted to lean toward him. i got injured at work a year ago and right now i'm not even receiving unemployment. i'm going to the medicaid system. thank god they are taking care of me. my doctors were not doing what they're supposed to do to diagnose me. i'd waited to see the specialist. now i am receiving proper treatment. i am also happy that my college student is able to get medical insurance through medicaid. he is still in college. those things i'm so happy for with obama but at the same time i do not like some of his views. governor romney, i didn't like his views on the 47% and i don't think he is there for the middle class. the country keeps on saying middle class. we have no income, nowhere to live. we have nothing. that is not even a class. who is going to fight for those people/ host: -- people? thank you for calling. natasha is undecided. who did you vote for in 2008 ? caller: obama. host: why are you undecided in 2012? caller: i just put the program on a few minutes ago. last night we had a doctor in our g
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
for the romney campaign they want you to think 8.1% unemployment and think barack obama and the obama campaign wants you to think 47%. they want you to think of romney's effective tax rate at 14%. but the president didn't go there tonight. he missed those opportunities and left an opening for the romney campaign. >> pelley: >> pelley: juliana, thank you very much. joining us right now is major garrett from "national journal." one of the subjects covered tonight was health care, the affordable care act which some people call obamacare a term the president endorsed tonight. he said he liked that term. i wonder what you thought of the cases that were made by governor romney and the president on health care. >> scott great to be with you. i thought the health care debate was a prism into which to look at the entire economic debate which this debate was focused on largely. but health care talked about jobs, mitt romney said the president's health care law will cost jobs. the president said no it will provide jobs and security. so you saw strong contrast between the perceptions of what the president
FOX
Oct 3, 2012 10:30pm EDT
? >> well, there are two things. in the contrast was governor romney said his number one priority was creating jobs and that's so important to the american people. as you know, the unemployment rate is at 8.1%. it is only that low because people stopped looking for work. previously at 8.3. it's now at 8.1%. the president promised the american people years ago that we would be in a much lower rate, especially after all the stimulous spending. what governor romney said was that jobs were his number one priority and outlined a plan. what struck me was that the president only talked about creating 100,000 jobs, teaching jobs in this country, which of course is federally funded. >> let's hear what mitt romney had to s. the moderator put this to mitt romney as well. here was mitt romney's response to his economic priorities tonight. >> i will not reduce the share paid by high income individuals. i know you keep saying that and it's a popular thing to say, but it's not the case. >> for 18 months, he has been running this tax plan and now five weeks before the election, he is saying
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
on jobs? is he going to run on finances or deficit? unemployment? what did he say about the future? >> governor strickland? >> what deductions was mitt romney willing to lay before the american people? >> what he said is -- >> he has an idea but there's no detail there. and the american people know that when you cut taxes for wealthy people and somebody's got to pay the freight man. somebody's got to carry the burden of keeping this government running, of paying veteran benefits, of making sure medicare is secure, of protecting social security. i mean, mitt romney is devoid of specifics. and that's the problem with the mitt romney plan. >> you know, i think the problem with your analysis of romney's campaign is that you're using obama's spin points. we are going to cut veteran benefits, we are going to decimate social security, all of which is utter nonsense. the bowles simpson, obama's commission, i don't mean to get wonky here, chris, said they were going to lower the upper rates on americans far more than before. and by the way, governor romney said that you could look at the bo
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 10:00am PDT
't think that's what america believes in. >> overnight polls and "the denver post" give round one to romney. as a republican challenger went after the president's record. >> i just don't know how the president could have come into office, facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, and economic crisis at the kitchen table, and spent his energy and passion for two years fighting for obama care instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. >> the president faulted romney for being too vague. >> at some point, i think the american people have to ask themselves, is the reason that governor romney is keeping all of these plans to replace secret because they're too good? is it because that somehow middle class families are going to benefit too much from them? no. >> the sharpest exchanges over taxes and deficits. >> he is saying that he is going to pay for by closing loopholes and deductions. the problem that is he's been asked over a hundred times how you would close those deductions and loopholes, and he hasn't been able to identify them. >> everything he said by b. my ta
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 7:30pm PDT
in this kind of situation and i think that romney's summation at the end, when he ticked off the unemployment rate and picked off the poverty rate and mortgage rate. he ticked off the kids not getting jobs. i thought it was devastating. it was devastating and romney waited until the end to do it. and a fuselage at the end which i thought was very, very effective. >> president obama argued the tax plan was a rehash of the george w. bush but that's a fact. >> the approach governor romney is talking about it is the same sales pitch made in 2001 and 2003. and we ended up with the slowest job growth in 50 years. we ended up moving from surplus to deficits. and it all culminated in the worst financial crisis since the great depression. and bill clinton tried the approach i'm talking about. we created 23 million new jobs. we went from deficit to surplus. and businesses did very well. >> you know what i hear and i hear it in the president's speeches, he's still working the interest groups rather than selling a national plan. he keeps talking about more teachers. he doesn't necessarily push education
PBS
Oct 4, 2012 4:30pm PDT
a romney or obama win would mean for the markets. so a lot of talk about minutes from the latest federal reserve meeting, and word that policymakers are considering numerical targets for unemployment as a guide for fed policy action. by the closing bell, the dow added about 81 points, the nasdaq rose 14, and a ten point gain on the s&p. joining us now to talk about all this, art hogan, managing director and strategist at lazard capital markets. you know on the floor a lot of the traders were calling this a romney raleigh. others say there were other factors, what were the message of the markets today? >> well, i tell you this, i think romney had a big part in this. the other piece was that the-- they came out and pretty positive commentary about what they are going to do about their monetary policy but if you look at how sectors mover today we saw a romney affect as you look at health care sectors and the hospitals in particular. >> susie: exactly there were some stock sectors that responded to what the candidate said in the debate last night. you talk about health-care stocks. let's tak
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 3:00am PDT
. unemployment went down to 5.6% under governor romney in massachusetts. it's gone up to above 8% under president obama. he knows how to govern. and he knows how to lay out the principle, bring people together to achieve those goals in the legislative process, and that's what he's going to do here for america if he's elected. >> i understand that, but briefly, ed, doesn't a voter deserve to know which loophole he will or will not have if he votes for mitt romney? >> well, you know, he talked about last night, you heard him put out, you know, the concept of maybe you would cap the level of deductions so you wouldn't, you know, necessarily eliminate a loophole, you would limit how much of them -- how many deductions you could take. that would give people discretion. you could figure out how high that should be. should it be a percentage of income? should it be a set figure? there are a lot of ways you can get these things done, willie. but again, if you do it in a campaign environment, you say here's this one, here's that one and people lock in on one side or the other against it, that's not the wa
FOX Business
Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm EDT
claims out this morning. and some say it was a romney it romped. that is the latest from the fox business network giving you the power to prosper. dave: ohio ranks fourth in job creation with a lower unemployment rate than the national average. liz claman got a chance to sit down with a man making it happen. >> he gives credit to a lot of the mayor's both republican and democrat and this is governor john kasic of ohio. he has been a congressman in the state and always dedicated most of his life to public service but how can you deny those numbers? they look good and the unemployment rate was around 10%. is now 7.27%. they are waiting on the latest numbers but august look good. the question becomes what we asked governor john kasic, how are you making it happen? this is what he said. you talk about job creation and a significant turnaround. how did you do it? if we had other governors watching and washington watching what was the number one thing you tackled? >> we were $8 billion in the hole. largest deficit in the history of our state and we built this rainy day fund and told regulators
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. the president at 10:45 eastern at george mason university. mitt romney summer at 11:30 at abingdon, virginia. we will hear from both of them about the unemployment report coming out at 8:30 tomorrow morning. those events will be live on c- span tomorrow. by in fishersville, virginia, here on c-span, waiting to hear from mitt romney and paul ryan. ♪ a big crowd gathered in fishersville, virginia to hear from mitt romney and paul ryan. we are running about an hour and a half behind or so. later, we will show you the president's comments from earlier from denver. he will also find those in our video library. after the mitt romney event, we will take your phone calls and reaction. also, with this evening, an event with arnold schwarzenegger, who has opened a new thing take on global policy at the university of california. he had a discussion on partisanship in politics. here is what he had to say about the issue of partisanship in washington. >> you have to have the guts to do it. every police officer that i have met. they do not know they can see their family again. that is correct. >> what you a
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
deficits, and growing unemployment, that it grows jobs. so governor romney really needed a game changer tonight. i hate to say this but i find myself agreeing with chris christie. governor romney really needed to turn the world upside down. he really need ad game changer tonight. i think you would be sore pressed to find that magic moment that was the game-changer tonight. and, so, that was my view in watching it anyway. i also thought the president did a very good job finally nailing governor romney down to admitting he does want to turn medicare into a voucher program. i thought the president pushed back on that very effectively, when he said, hey, if you're 55 you might want to listen to this. i'm still not sure exactly what governor romney was saying about his promise of $5 trillion in tax cuts. i mean i heard the platitudes but i didn't hear any specifics. and, i thought he was doing a lot of shape shifting on that one. >> governor, good evening. this is rachel. we've been talking on set here about our surprise we didn't hear more from the president on his standard attack line. we
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 2:00am PDT
. >> reporter: but whether it was health care, jobs, or medicare, it was romney who stood out for his aggressive style. >> i just don't know how the president could have come into office facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, an economic crisis at the kitchen table and spend his energy and passion for two years fighting for obama care. >> reporter: the president made his points in a slower, laid back manner, often appearing disengaged. it's not that he didn't try to rip apart romney's economic plan. >> that kind of top down economics where folks at the top are doing well so the average person making $3 million is getting a $250,000 tax break while middle class families are burdened further -- >> reporter: romney was determined to go toe to toe. >> virtually everything he said about my tax plan sin accurate. if the tax plan he described were a tax plan i was asked to support, i'd say absolutely not. >> reporter: the president did get digs in. >> for 18 months he's been running on this tax plan. and now, five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big bold idea is neve
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 1:00pm PDT
-go-lucky bird. ♪ i'm happy to be me >> reporter: to the unemployment line all because of a couple of mitt romney lines. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i love big bird. i'm not going to borrow from china to pay for it. >>. >> reporter: you tell that so-and-so romney, anybody who bleeps with big bird bleeps with me. big bird even extended his finger. >> the one we all know and love? >> reporter: showed up in a dough bait split screen. his reaction was a scream. >> i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to keep borrowing money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: including a message spelled out for mitt. >> f-f-u-m-i-t-t. >> i like watching big bird. i like watching big bird and bert and ernie for my grandkids to watch. >> gave president obama flack for not sticking up for big bird. >> he got d of your jobs, now he wants to get rid of big bi bird's job. >> the president joined in. >> thank goodness somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. we didn't know that big bird was driving the federal deficit. >> reporter: to be clear, cutting pbs f
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